After the Net 1.0

After the Net 1.0, exhibition, for Observatori 2008, 9th Festival Internacional de Investigación Artística de Valencia. Artists: Wayne Clements, Geoff Cox, Lutz Dammbeck, Jeff Gompertz & Caen Botto, Rui Guerra, Linda Hilfling, Aymeric Mansoux & Marloes de Valk, Jose Antonio Orts, and openKURATOR featuring Cyril de Vroom & Jos Wabek, Bestiario, Burak Arikan, carlos katastrofsky, Abe Linkoln, Jimpunk, Mrtamale, Joseph Nechvatal. Curated by Joasia Krysa, produced by LaAgencia, curatorial support by Manuela Moscoso.

05 June 2008 → 29 June 2008
Centre del Carme, Valencia, Spain

After the Net explores the paradoxical development of the Internet. As the current Web 2.0 hype begins to wane, the exhibition reflects upon the promises of technological progress, global networking and instantaneous communication. Presented artworks draw attention to key developments: from cybernetics to free and open source software, and social networking platforms.

Reflected in the title, the exhibition makes explicit reference to the documentary film The Net by Lutz Dammbeck (2003), and has three iterations: for Valencia (2008), Plymouth (2009) and Toluca (2010). The selection of artists is updated for each venue as a new version.


  • Wayne Clements, logo_wiki (2007)
  • Geoff Cox, antisocial notworking for Arnolfini (2008)
  • Lutz Dammbeck, The Net: The Unabomber, LSD and the Internet (2003)
  • Jeff Gompertz & Caen Botto (Universomente), Chatroom (2008)
  • Rui Guerra, www_hack (2008)
  • Linda Hilfling, Participation 0.0 ­— Part I (2007)
  • Aymeric Mansoux & Marloes de Valk (GOTO10), Hello process! (2008)
  • Jose Antonio Orts, Cybernetics Revisited: a retrospective (1970-1994; 1995-2000)
  • openKURATOR, selection of works from open call (2008) featuring:
  • Infomania by Cyril de Vroom & Jos Wabek
  • Hipercontrol^3 by Bestiario
  • Mypocket by Burak Arikan
  • Netart For Poor People by carlos katastrofsky
  • Triptych.TV by Abe Linkoln, Jimpunk, Mrtamale
  • Viral Symph0ny by Joseph Nechvatal


  • 0xA, Chun Lee and Aymeric Mansoux, live electronic music performance (2007)